Bob&Geo Write The Wrongs About Radio. 9/23/18

Hockey is still hockey, you have to put the puck in the net to score. The game has evolved, the game is better, it’s faster and nobody is smoking in the locker room. Radio is still smoking in the locker room. It has to evolve to be relevant in today’s world. Bobby Orr could still play today, but how many of his teammates could? The difference between today’s hockey and radio is there has been almost no evolution in radio. What George and I want to do is to challenge radio to evolve and become relevant again.

Exactly Bob, Could all the folks who got inducted into the numerous Radio Halls of Fame play today? I doubt it, but some sure could, and they’d be the ones who evolved. The content would have to be different and also the way they presented it. Hey, we all love that old youtube aircheck of Jo Jo Kincaid in San Diego, but would that work now, I rather doubt it. However, the philosophy the Hall of Famers used has not changed, it’s still true today. First, you have to be professional, then you need to become interesting. Then and only then do you try to be entertaining.

I’m really looking forward to this Bob because I recently read that Fred Jacobs after doing a research project with a ton of air talent across our nation found out that nobody is doing critique sessions anymore. Ours may be the first critique of their air show that they have had done in years. Geo 


4 thoughts on “Bob&Geo Write The Wrongs About Radio. 9/23/18

  1. Go get ‘Em, Guys!
    But remember the Old PD Rule we had when it comes to doing a critique on a jock:
    First you stroke ’em,
    Then you poke ’em.
    Seriously though, this is gonna be a blast and I can’t wait.
    My guess is there will be a LOT of crying.
    Hell…do my show first!
    12noon-6pn Saturdays on

    • Jim, I was so busy when we worked together that I didn’t have enough time for that stroke him poke him stuff. I’d just listen to a tape along with the air talent and as soon as he did a good break, I stopped the tape and asked him if he could do a bunch more of that? If he said yes and actually did it, I handed him the keys to his new car and got the hell out of there. What did I get for you? If it’s that black Shelby GT, I want it back? 🙂

      • Like most kind and wise men, you never asked or seemed to want anything but to engage in interesting conversations and see people succeed. Maybe THAT’S the point? I could never repay you for the success you’ve helped me achieve.
        My FAVORITE Georgeism:
        “OK…let’s stop discussing this great idea before we talk ourselves out of it.”

        • Yep, whenever I heard “Yes” it was time to end the meeting Jim. My favorite thing that you guys did, was whenever I suggested something that might work on air, you’d put your own spin on it and blow me away. Kinda like when I suggested that Ron Chapman should put a phone in the studio at KVIL if for no other reason other than to hear what the folks thought of our brand new radio station. He spent the rest of his Hall of Fame career answering it.

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